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Senior Electrical Engineer

Perth WA, Australia

Job Type

Full-time Position

About the Role

In this role, you will use your technical engineering know-how and practical experience to make our projects more efficient, safe, and productive. You will work across various stages of electrical engineering studies, design, project execution, testing and commissioning with the support of intermediate and junior members of the team.

This role requires someone with strong leadership skills with the ability to handle complex projects. You will be responsible for ensuring the success of your projects and demonstrating a strong direction for the team. You will ensure effective communications with other engineering disciplines and manage project communications across multiple teams.



  • Participating in various stages of studies, electrical design, construction, testing and commissioning execution

  • Maintaining an appropriate audit and advisory service related to all aspects of electrical standards and infrastructure

  • Assisting in managing HSEQ aspects of the premises and personnel

  • Assisting in contributing to the effectiveness and performance improvement of the Integrated Management System (IMS)

  • Delivering innovative, technically sound, cost-effective and safe engineering solutions for electrical infrastructure

  • Establishing procedures for electrical design input (ensure requirements comply with previous studies, design criteria, vendor catalogue, relevant Client, Company, Australian and International Standards, Codes and Legislative Requirements, and information from other teams, sub-contractor or Clients)

  • Reviewing and approving HV submission reports, including power system modelling (DigSILENT or ETAP), protection settings, earthing study and arc flash assessment

  • Participating in testing/commissioning documentation, configuring protection relay setting files, test plans and creating detailed technical reports with suitable recommendations on the completion of works

  • Taking the lead and collaborating with team members to deliver high-level technical design, audit & advisory services, related to all aspects of project standards and infrastructure

  • Routine site visits and involvement throughout the project's life cycle phases (construction and commissioning)


  • A recognised degree in the relevant engineering discipline or equivalent

  • Proven experience in the delivery of electrical design (LV/HV) and consulting expertise for projects in the resources, energy or equivalent sectors.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in HV switchgear commissioning

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge working with analysis and modelling of power systems

  • Knowledge of Australian Standards is essential

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status, or actively working towards obtaining CPEng/RPEQ status

  • Experience dealing with commercial contracts and project delivery is a bonus.

Skills and abilities

  • Highly proficient in performing power system studies and design using DigSilent PowerFactory and ETAP, or willingness to learn.

  • Ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines with well-developed organisational skills.

  • Team-oriented communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Attentive and responsive to team members' priorities and other teams (internal or external).

  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy and completeness.

  • Results-orientated and proactive.

  • Able to maintain composure under all circumstances.

  • Keen interest in developing experience, skills and ability

  • Reliability, ownership, responsibility and accountability


Our new office will be located at St George's Terrace in the heart of Perth CBD, so you will have close access to the Perth Underground and Elizabeth Quay Train Stations. You'll enjoy a well-paid, rewarding job with employee benefits and opportunities for advancement within the company. Our culture is one of openness and collaboration – everyone has the chance to contribute an idea to ensure project success. We can give you the flexibility to do your best work, whether working from the office or at a client's site.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered (Australian citizen, PR Holder, or valid Australian working visa).

Apply directly on LinkedIn or email a copy of your resume and cover letter with the subject Interest in Senior Electrical Engineer position to:

About the Company

Divergent Engineering is a Western Australian-based engineering design, consulting, and project resourcing company specialising in power system integration.

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